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Earl Holmes announced his inaugural signing class today at the Lawson Center.
Earl Holmes announced his inaugural signing class today at the Lawson Center.
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Rattlers Get Help By Way Of Talented Class of 2013
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:02/06/2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 6) - Florida A&M head football coach Earl Homes announced the signing of 22 young men to a National Letters of Intent, here Wednesday afternoon at the Alfred Lawson, Jr., Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.

"I am very excited about this recruiting class, because it is my first recruiting class as a head coach," said  Holmes. "Our coaches have made tremendous relationships and have done an outstanding job with this year's recruiting class," Holmes added.

FAMU went heavily on the defensive side of the ball as the Rattlers signed four defensive lineman, four linebackers and two defensive backs to lead the list of signees. The Rattlers also added three offensive lineman, two running backs, two wide receivers, two athletes and one quarterback to round out the cast of FAMU signees.

The Rattlers tallied 16 of their 20 signees from the Sunshine State, with the other four signees hailing from, Alabama (1), Georgia (1), Mississippi (1) and South Carolina (1).

 

 

2013 Florida A&M Football Signees
(By Position)

Offensive Linemen:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
SIMS, Chole OL 6-3 275 Tallahassee, Fla./ Lincoln HS
SMITH, Craig OL 6-5 310 Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS
Willis, Addarius OL 6-6 340 Grenada, Miss./Holmes CC

Running Backs/ Quarterbacks:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
BUICE,Lemond RB 6-1 220 Gaston, Ala./Clemson/ Ariz. J.C.
CASH, Keonte FB 6-0 300 Miami, Fla. /Belen Jesuit Prep
ROBINSON, Traveze QB 6-1 190 Quincy, Fla. / East Gadsden HS

Wide Receivers / Tight Ends:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
LOVE, Victor WR 6-5 185 Orlando, Fla./Oakridge HS
WILLIAMS, Joseph WR 6-3 190 Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS


Defensive Linemen:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
HOLSTON, Darien DL 6-6 280 Brookwood, Ga./Brookwood HS
HOWARD,Juwan DL 6-3 250 Birmingham, Ala./Woodlawn HS
TOLBERT, Darius DL 6-4 305 Orlando, Fla./ Edgewater HS
WILLIAMS, Tyrone DT 6-2 295 Sumter, S.C./Sumter HS

Linebackers/Defensive Backs:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
ALEXANDER, Curtis LB 6-1 220 Quincy, Fla./East Gadsden HS
DORNEVIL, Jules DB 5-10 170 Naples, Fla. / Naples HS
HELMS, Luke LB 6-1 225 Tallahassee, Fla./Godby
MACKEY,Craig DB 6-0 180 Tallahassee, Fla./Rickards HS
SHROEDER,Shane LB 6-4 230 Altamonte Springs, Fla.
SMITH, Raphael LB 6-1 235 Plant City, Fla./Durant HS

Athletes:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
HOLMES, Tra'von ATH 5-8 165 Tallahassee, Fla./Rickards HS
DENMARK, Brian ATH 6-3 185 Tallahassee, Fla. /Rickards HS

 

 


2013 Florida A&M Football Signees

Snake Bites


Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
ALEXANDER, Curtis LB 6-1 220 Quincy, Fla./East Gadsden HS

Snake Bites: Tallied 76 tackles, 9 tackles for loss and 21.5 sacks as he led his team to a 10-3 finish in his senior season of play...

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
BUICE, Lemond RB 6-1 220 Gaston, Ala./Clemson/ Ariz. J.C.

Snake Bites: Finished Career at Gaston High School with 5,500 career rushing yards on 511 carries...A two-time finalist for the Mr. Football Award in the State of Alabama...His senior season was ranked No. 17 player in the state of Alabama and No. 40 in the nation at the running back position by rivals.com...Ranked No. 18 player in the Alabama and No. 61 in the nation by ESPN by Super Prep....All-Southeast Region pick by Prep Stars.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
CASH, Keonte FB 6-0 300 Miami, Fla. /Belen Jesuit Prep

Snake Bites: Miami Herald First Team All-Dade Offense 6A-8A Football...First Team Florida Class 6A selection...247sports.com two-star Offensive Lineman...2013 District Champion Heavy Weight Division Wrestling...2013 Regional Finalist...3.6 GPA

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
DENMARK, Brian ATH 6-3 185 Tallahassee, Fla. /Rickards HS

Snake Bites: Earned First Team All-Big Bend honors as he finished the season with three interceptions, eight sacks and two caused fumbles...

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
DORNEVIL,Jules DB 5-10 170 Naples, Fla. / Naples HS

Snake Bites: In his senior season recorded 39 total tackles (33UA, 6 Asst) as he led his team in interceptions with six...Was named MVP for his performance against North Miami High School...

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
HELMS, Luke LB 6-1 225 Tallahassee, Fla./Godby HS

Snake Bites: Led his team to the 2012 5A Florida Football State Championship... Reaped 2012 First Team All-Big Bend Defensive Honors (all divisions) and All District Honors (all divisions).... 2012 5A State Championship Scholar Athlete, 2012 US Marines American Rivalries Game Scholar Athlete Award and the 2012 Wendy's Heisman Award for Football-Florida Big Bend Honoree...Ranked No. 19 2012 Orlando Sentinel Florida Panhandle Super 60 Pre-Season... Led his team to 2011 2A Florida Football State Championship...Reaped 2011 First Team All State Football Defense Honors....

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
HOLMES, Tra'Von ATH 5-8 165 Tallahassee, Fla./Rickards HS

Snake Bites: Recorded 50 catches with seven TDs and had two kickoff returns for TDs...

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
HOWARD,Juwan DL 6-3 250 Birmingham, Ala./Woodlawn HS

Snake Bites: Recorded 83 tackles and 10 sacks in his senior season of play...


LOVE, Victor WR 6-5 185 Orlando, Fla./Oakridge HS

Snake Bites: Two-Sport Athlete in football and track and field... Recorded 488 receiving yards on 24 receptions with nine TDs... 2.9 GPA....

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
MACKEY,Craig DB 6-0 180 Tallahassee, Fla./Rickards HS

Snake Bites: Recorded 26 total tackles (19 solos, 7 Asst); 11 pass breakups...Rated as a two-star athlete by rivals.com....


Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
SIMS, Chole OL 6-3 275 Tallahassee, Fla./ Lincoln HS

Snake Bites: Recorded over 80 pancakes in his senior season of play...First Team All-Big Bend and Third Team All-State selection... Named Tallahassee Quarterback Club Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Bucholtz...Two-Year Starter on Offense and led his team to the 2010 State Championship as a defensive tackle...

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Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
SHROEDER,Shane LB 6-4 230 Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lake Brantly HS

Snake Bites: Reaped First Team All-District, All-Seminole County honors and earned Second Team All-Central Florida Honors....Ranked in the Orlando Sentinal Top 60 at the linebacker position.... 2.9 GPA...


Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
SMITH, Craig OL 6-5 310 Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS

Snake Bites: Reaped Second Team Palm Beach Post All-Area Honors...

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
SMITH, Raphael LB 6-1 235 Plant City, Fla./Durant HS

Snake Bites: Recorded 50 tackles, three caused fumbles and three pass deflections as he led his team to a perfect 11-0 regular season record. Durant finished the season 11-1... Is a two-time Defensive Player of the Week honoree in Hillsborough County... Finished junior season with 25 tackles, one caused fumble and four sacks....Also ranked in the state of Florida in Wrestling as he finished his senior season with a 29-9 record....

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
TOLBERT, Darius DL 6-4 305 Orlando, Fla./ Edgewater HS

Snake Bites: Participated in both football and track and field in High School....2.8 GPA...


Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School/ Previous School
WILLIAMS, Joseph WR 6-3 190 Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS

 


Snake Bites: Recorded 39 reception as he reaped Second Team All Palm Beach County honor in his senior season of competition...

 



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